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CNN
Sep 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
're learning about the attack tonight as well as other late developments out of benghazi. a large pro-democracy march on the headquarters of an extremist islamic group in benghazi. first, the breaking news about how the two former s.e.a.l.s perished and how far they went to save other american lives. joining us now to flesh out her exclusive reporting, cnn contributor and former homeland security advisor, fran townsend. fran currently serves on the cia external advisory committee and recently visited libya with her employer, mcandrews forbes. also with us, arwa damon, who has been breaking news all week for us from benghazi. so fran, what have we learned about these two navy s.e.a.l.s? initially a former s.e.a.l.s, it was thought they were there to protect the ambassador. that's not the case. >> that's not the case, anderson. they are part of this protective security contractor force. these two contractors -- the contractors generally are recruited from elite special forces because of their training and experience. in the case of doherty, he had served in iraq and afghanistan. these w
CNN
Sep 21, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. and there will be -- and especially in these tragic times with what happened in benghazi, there's a natural reaction of americans to say let's pull back. but we know what happens when we take an isolationist policy. things only get worse. there's no protecting yourself in a world that is so global and, by the way, let's remember pakistan has nuclear weapons, and so completely disengaging and leaving them and abandoning sort of any form of relationship is very, very dangerous. >> all right. thanks very much to fran townsend. next, a member of congress cleared of ethics violations after a three-year investigation and a pretty amazing price tag for taxpayers. so does that add up? >>> and later, members of a jailed russian punk band have gained the support of yoko ono ahead of a court hearing that could set them free. the husband of one of the band members and his little daughter comes "outfront" tonight. >>> our third story "outfront," congresswoman maxine waters not guilty. after three years of an investigation and what could be a $1.3 million tab to taxpayers, the house ethics committee has dropped its case again
CNN
Sep 22, 2012 11:00am PDT
of the united states but more condemning the attack that took place on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. people taking to the streets yesterday in the thousands demanding democracy, but more importantly, demanding an end to these extremist militias whom people and the government here say were behind that attack that took the lives of four americans. at night on friday, hundreds of these pro democracy demonstrators began taking situations into their own hands and storming various headquarters of known militias in the city of benghazi, including the headquarters of the militia, and if you'll remember, the libyan government has said that it has detained individuals who are part of that group in association with the attack on the u.s. consulate although they say the group as a whole was not behind that assault. >> thank you so much for that reporting. meantime, president barack obama and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton will be heading to new york next week for a meeting of the u.n. general assembly. the violence in the muslim world will likely be high on their talking points. they say the p
CNN
Sep 22, 2012 11:00am EDT
of pro-democracy demonstrators seized the group's headquarters in benghazi overnight, demanding an end to extremist militias in libya. protesters moved on to a second location, but the situation quickly turned dangerous. >> reporter: contrary to what we witnessed, there seems to be something of a gun battle going on. we are hearing sporadic gunfire as well as other small explosions. >> it turns out the protesters were tricked and ended up attacking the headquarters of a battalion backed by the libyan government. at least four people were killed, 70 injured in that violence. >>> we're learning more about what happened in the final chaotic moments for two americans who were killed in the u.s. consulate attack. glen dougherty and tyrone woods were in benghazi working security. sources tell cnn dougherty and woods were in another part of the city when they got word that the consulate was under attack. the men went to the consulate, rounded up the staff and recovered the body of the first victim, sean smith. military officials say it was during a second, more intense attack that doherty and
CNN
Sep 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> that group has denied any involvement but some benghazi citizens apparently want that compound turned over to government troops. eight people, including some members of that radical group have been arrested in connection with the consulate attack. >> now to politics and presidential taxes -- no, we're not talking about the candidates' tax plans or mitt romney's comments on the 47% of americans who pay no federal income taxes. instead we're specifically talking about how much mitt romney paid himself. his campaign released his 2011 f tax return and romney paid almost $2 million in taxes off an income of almost $14 million, a 14.1% rate. so why the low rate? the majority of romney's income came from investments. in fact, all but about half a million of it. here's what the obama campaign had to say afterwards. "mitt romney took advantage of complex loopholes and tax shelters only available to those at the top." >> the romney campaign released a letter with numbers from the last 20 years of taxes, no returns, just a summary. basically it said that the romneys owed taxes for the last 20 years a
CNN
Sep 22, 2012 7:00am PDT
is on the ground in benghazi. >> reporter: there was an initial sense of euphoria. people saying that this is the real libya, cleansed of extremists by its own people. but the situation quickly turned sinister. >> yeah, yeah, be careful. >> down the road there -- >> yeah, yeah. >> over here on the left-hand side. >> there is gunfire at a second location. this is the second location. just on the other side of this wall is the second location that we are told is being struck tonight. but contrary to what we witnessed at the first place, here, there seems to be something of a gun battle going on. we are hearing sporadic gunfire as well as other small explosions. the location is actually the headquarters of a battalion backed by the government. government officials came out on tv trying to urge for calm and tell people that this is not an extremist militia, but it seems few were listening. and this here is where the situation in libya gets incredibly murky. the compound that we're hearing the gunfire surrounding is battalion headquarters. her a part of the february 17th brigade that
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